Afrikaans name: Barrydale
View of Barrydale
The town of Barrydale is named after a rather interesting military surgeon who served in the British Army. James Miranda Stuart Barry lived his life as a man but actually declared to be female at birth and named Margaret Ann Bulkley. Barry worked hard to improve to improve army hospital conditions and provided assistance to the local natives. He was the first British surgeon to perform a successful caesarean section in Africa.
The area surrounding Barrydale is great for growing fruit trees including apples, oranges, pears, apricots, figs and grapes. The vineyards in the area produce good wine and brandy.
The mountains around the town are a paradise for nature lovers. Numerous mammals, birds and plants may be found. The Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve is located near the town.
Above - Barrydale main street
References and further readingThe Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Published: 1987 - Page: 45
Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 129
Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 113
Road Tripping South Africa - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2014 - Page: 56
On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 71
Mooiloop! The Book - Author: SABC 2 - Published: 2016 - Page: 32
go! - Issue 158 - Author: - Published: 2019 - Page: 103
Farm Stall to Farm Stall - Author: Jennifer Stern - Published: 2014 - Page: 37
Farm Stall to Farm Stall - Author: Jennifer Stern - Published: 2014 - Page: 34
Farm Stall to Farm Stall - Author: Jennifer Stern - Published: 2014 - Page: 36
Country Life - Issue 246 - Author: - Published: 2017 - Page: 23
Country Life - Issue 285 - Author: - Published: 2020 - Page: 22
Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 94
Country Life - Issue 218 - Author: - Published: 2014 - Page: 43
Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2019 - Page: 108